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How do I Create an Internal FX Mix?

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asked Oct 2, 2015 in Ai Mixers by PreSonuSupt5 (21,390 points)
How do I Create an Internal FX Mix?

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SL 16.0.2 - How do I Create an Internal FX Mix?


There are at least two main advantages to creating an FX mix, rather than 
inserting an effect in a channel. First, several channels can be sent to a single 
processor. In addition to greatly simplifying the number of parameters you 
have to control, this can create a cohesive sound in your mix. The second 
advantage of creating an FX mix is that you can vary the level sent from each 
channel to the processor, rather than patching the output directly into the 
effect. This allows you to add a lot or a little of an effect to any given channel.


Overview of the Encoder section of the mixer

The Encoder Mode buttons to the left of the Fat Channel are used for the purpose 
of routing FX mixes and Aux Buses.  When the Encoder you have selected is illuminated,
Each of these buttons allows you to view and set the send level for each channel to 
that aux or FX mix.

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The StudioLive features two internal effects buses. These are used much 
in the same way the aux buses are used to create monitor mixes.

1. To begin, decide to which outputs you’d like to route your FX mix and then press 
the appropriate assign button in the FXA bus. For example, if you would like hear 
the effects in your Main mix, press the Main assign button.  This is located above
Aux 1 mix fader on the 16.0.2.


FX5.JPG      NOTE:  If the FX processor is set to POST, you must turn the Input up to hear the FX in the Auxiliaries


2. Next, press the FXA Encoder Mode button. The Fat Channel meters will display 
the send level of each of the input channels to FXA. The encoders below each 
meter control the channel’s level in FXA’s mix. Use these encoders the same way 
that you use the faders to set the output level to your main mix. The higher a 
channel’s level is in the FX mix, the more processed (“wetter”) it will sound.


Let’s say that you are using reverb to liven up a relatively dead room. You 
might send a little bit of each input to the reverb, but you probably will not 
want much of the drums and bass to be processed, as too much reverb could 
reduce their impact and leave your mix without a sturdy foundation. So rather 
than turning the aux-send level for the kick drum channel all the way up, 
turn it so that the meter reads between 20% and 30% saturation. This way, 
only a small portion of the kick drum input will be affected by the reverb.


3. By pressing the FXA Select button, you can add dynamics processing and EQ to 
the overall FXA mix. These are great for adding sustain, removing too much ring, 

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4. Use the FXA Level knob to increase or decrease the overall FX Mix Send Level.



5. To send FXA’s mix to a monitor mix, press the Aux Assign Button.